Volume 5 Airman
CHAPTER 5 Title 14 CFR PART 65—AIRMEN
OTHER THAN FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS
Section 4 Certificate Title 14
CFR Part 65 Repairman/Added Privileges
PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING
SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
Job Task Analysis (JTA). 3.1.23.
OBJECTIVE. This section
provides guidance and describes procedures for certificating applications for
repairman certificates and added privileges in accordance with Title 14 of the
Code of Federal Regulations (14
CFR) part 65, § 65.103.
Applicants for repairman certification
are employed by repair stations or air carriers. Practical experience of at
least 18 months of formal training appropriate for the position, as well as the
satisfaction of the Administrator, are the basis for issuance of a repairman
certificate. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and able to read,
write, speak, and understand English.
According to 14
CFR part 145, § 145.159,
an applicant may choose to use repairmen to meet the applicable personnel
requirements within the repair station.
An air carrier or repair station may
assign an applicant employee to a position requiring at least one of the
Responsibility for the
work of a shop or department that performs maintenance;
Authorization to sign
the airworthiness release or log entry according to the air carrier’s manual;
inspections required by the air carrier’s manual.
A repairman employed by an air carrier
or repair station that also holds a repair station certificate may apply for one
certificate if the duties are the same in both operations. The Airmen
Certification Branch (AFS-760) will issue one certificate with the same
privileges listing each operation in the limitations section. If a repairman is
employed at either the operator or the repair station and subsequently wishes to
be added to the other, certification will be handled as an added privilege.
A repairman employed and certificated
by more than one repair station or by more than one operator, where the
employers are distinctly different business entities, will need a separate
airman certificate for each repair station or operator.
A repairman employed by a repair
station using stations at different locations may serve in any station in that
system in accordance with part 145,
With each request for a
certificate/rating, an applicant should submit the following:
One copy of Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) Form 8610-2,
Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application, with items I through IV completed.
Applicants should check the box for Repairman Certificate and indicate the
A positive form of picture
identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID. ASIs
should record the identification method in the remarks section on the back of
the Form 8610.2 application.
A letter of recommendation from the
applicant’s employer clearly stating that the applicant meets the requirements
CFR part 65, § 65.101.
The letter should describe the specialized jobs the applicant will perform or
supervise as a repairman.
Ratings for an applicant employed by an
air carrier or repair station should coincide with ratings issued at the repair
station limited to the specific job for which the person is employed to perform
In no instance should a repairman
certificate be issued with an airframe and/or powerplant rating to circumvent
the process of obtaining a mechanic certificate. If a repairman certificate has
been issued with airframe and/or powerplant ratings, request that the airman
surrender the certificate. Issue a repairman certificate with the appropriate
privileges and limitations.
Reserve repairman certificates for
applicants that have special skills, such as:
analysis and repair (this type of certificate should be reserved for specific
systems only, such as flight guidance data bus and power distribution), and
Radio and/or instrument
repair (for these repairman certificates, the applicable privileges may be
entered as “radio and instrument” or “radio” or “instrument”).
This task may require coordination between maintenance and avionics aviation
safety inspectors (ASI).
REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB
Advisory Circular (AC)
65-24, Certification of a Repairman (General), current edition, and
FAA Order 8610.12,
Technical Personnel Examiner Handbook.
FAA Form 8610-2,
Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application, and
FAA Form 8060-4,
Temporary Airman Certificate.
Instructions for Completing a Temporary Airman Certificate, and
Verify Eligibility. Ensure that the
applicant is at least 18 years of age and reads, writes, speaks, and understands
Review Application and Letter of
Ensure that the applicant checks the
box for Repairman Certificate and indicates the privilege(s) sought on the front
of Form 8610-2.
Determine if the applicant meets the requirements of part 65.
AFS-760 no longer requires that the “Applicant’s Certification,” A
or B, on the reverse side of Form 8610-2,
be filled out for a Repairman Certificate.
Verify that the letter of
recommendation contains the following elements:
A certification that the
applicant meets the requirements of the privilege(s)/limitation(s) sought
A statement recommending
the applicant for the privilege(s)/limitation(s) sought
Issue Certificate. When it has been
determined that the applicant meets all the requirements for certification, sign
the application as approved and complete FAA Form 8060-4 in duplicate.
Use of the term “Pending” on Form
8060-4 is a valid certificate number when the applicant has not held a permanent
numbered certificate. Otherwise, enter the permanent certificate number.
Social Security numbers are not to be
The reverse side of Form 8060-4 contains conditions of issuance
and further states it is an interim certificate subject to approval of the
Federal Aviation Administration pending issue of a certificate of greater
duration and as such the use of “Pending” during this interim period is
considered tantamount to a digital numbered certificate for the purpose of the
recording requirements found in 14
CFR part 43.
Check the Airman Information portion
of the National Vitals Information Subsystem (NVIS) to determine whether the
applicant already possesses a certificate. An applicant seeking added privileges
to a specific certificate must surrender the applicable Airman Certificate, Form
held at the time of application approval.
Give the applicant a copy of Form
8060-4. Both the applicant and the ASI must sign this form.
Complete the ASI’s report portion on
the reverse side of Form 8610-2.
Send the original Form 8610-2,
the letter of recommendation, Airman Certificate (for an added privilege, as
applicable), and the original Form 8060-4 to AFS-760.
Deny Certificate. If the application is
disapproved, return it to the applicant with a letter explaining the
Records Review. Review repair station and
air carrier records to determine if the scope of the applicant’s employment is
consistent with the job described in the letter of recommendation.
Surrendered Certificates. Send Airman
Certificates surrendered in accordance with § 65.15(c)
to AFS-760 with a brief statement relating to the circumstances.
Change of Address, Name, Gender, or
The holder of an airman certificate
issued under part 65
must notify the FAA in writing within 30 days after any change in permanent
mailing address. AC Form 8060-55,
Change of Address, can be used. Also ensure directions or a map is furnished if
a post office box or rural route is used.
Application for a name change or
gender change on a certificate must be made in person at a Flight Standards
District Office (FSDO). Application is made by completing section I and section
IV of Form 8610-2
and should be accompanied by appropriate documents verifying the change, such as
court order stating name or gender change, copy of marriage license, divorce
decree, birth certificate, or other state approved document upholding the name
or gender change. The applicant’s current certificate should accompany the
application. The applicant will be issued a temporary certificate for use while
awaiting the changes.
The application for a change to
nationality will be made by a letter signed by the certificate holder, or in the
case of a rating change by a new application and made in person at the FSDO. The
application will indicate the name and location of the court, the date of
naturalization, and the docket number. Under no circumstances will the
Naturalization papers be copied.
Instructions for Completing a Temporary Airman Certificate
To issue FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate, for an application
to work at a repair station, fill out the form as indicated below:
A. In Item III, type the social security number, or
if an exclusive number is requested, type the word “Pending.”
B. In Item IX, type the word
C. In Item XII, type the following: “Certificate
privileges of 14
CFR part 65, § 65.103
valid for [applicable privileges] while employed by [name of repair station,
D. In Item XIII, type the repair station
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